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Cannot find upstart logs in syslog despite a log-priority of debug (ubuntu 13.04 & mint 16)

I've set upstart log level to "debug" sudo initctl log-priority debug But I still cannot see anything in /var/log/syslog. sudo initctl emit hello # no log sudo initctl start my-broken-service # ...
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Logging in iptables

I have created rules in iptables to log and edited the rsyslog.conf file to output any message which contains "iptables" to a different log file. It seems that it is logging to both places, the ...
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Apache2 forward logs to rsyslog AND locally

Right now I'm storing apache2 logs locally: ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/one.error.log CustomLog /var/log/apache2/one.access.log common How can I keep storing the logs locally but also forward ...
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rsyslog.conf only partly honored

I followed this description on how to enable audit for Samba (entry of Aug 10, 2009) and wanted to get all additionally enabled logging in a special log file (/var/log/samba/log.audit). The mentioned ...
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Find syslog priortiy/ severity of a message

Is there a way to find the syslog priority or severity of log entries using a standard unix tool? For example I could grep for the word error in a log. But not all logs will state the word "error" ...
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same filter works in rsyslog but not syslog

I have the following filters in new cpanel server with rsyslog to forward log to a central log server(use rsyslog), but these filters didn't work in older cpanel server with syslog. I don't see any ...
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How to change the default template in syslog-ng

Is it possible to change the default template for all destinations in syslog-ng? I know that I can declare a template: template t_tmpl { template("$ISODATE $MSGHDR$MSG\n"); }; and then reference ...
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snort is not alerting to a web console

I am configuring snort in OSSIM, modified the snort.debian.conf and when I check the status it gives OK. But it is not logging as I have checked the file. How can I get the alerts logged and on the ...
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How do you use patterndb variables in syslog-ng?

I'd like to parse some custom (network appliance) syslog files to create my own formatted output. As I am new to syslog-ng & patterndb I have been trying to build an example using the ...
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rsyslog logging same data to multiple files

I'm new to configuring rsyslog for centralized logging and was wondering if one of you experts could help me with the following problem. I am trying to store logs for each remote host to a per host ...
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Cisco ASA syslog format description [closed]

Where can I find Cisco ASA syslog format description? Log example: Dec 11 08:01:24 <IP> %ASA-6-302015: Built outbound UDP connection 447235 for outside:NTP_Server_2/<port> ...
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Logging ssh info using syslog-ng daemon in Cygwin

I have setup the syslog-ng daemon using Cygwin in Windows 7. What I want to do is to log all of the ssh failed passwords, etc to /var/log/sshd.log. I tried to do this by adding the following line: ...
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Syslog-ng not logging on debian

I have syslog-ng running but it does not seem to be logging to /var/log anymore. Looking at the logs it apparently used to awhile back: -rw------- 1 root root 0 Sep 8 00:55 messages ...
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Log ssh sessions to rsyslog

How can I setup rsyslog to log commands typed in a ssh session? Just in case someone unauthorized ever accesses the system, I'd like to know what he did.
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Pipe program output to rsyslog

I have a process running that writes it's output to a file, like this. processx > /var/log/processx.log 2>&1 How would I write/pipe/forward this to rsyslog instead (including the ...
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cisco ios - syslog version

I am writing small article on Syslog and I was wondering, if there is any resource that tells me what version of Syslog is supported in what ios version? By Syslog version I mean rfc 3164/rfc ...
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Not seeing kernel messages in syslog

I'm trying to track down a process that kills my mysql server on my CentOS box. I have the following setting in /etc/syslog.conf: *.*;mail.none;authpriv.none;cron.none /var/log/messages I ...
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syslog, kernel.warning and iptables innerworking

Im tinkering with my iptables logging at the moment. So I got my syslog to use another log file with tips from the web. basically you end up changing some chains and rules plus aan extra line in the ...
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Syslog info from vmware hosts to graylog are not collecting correctly

I have a graylog syslog server running on debian, running fine. I wanted to send syslogs from our Vmware ESX hosts to Graylog. I point a ESX host to the syslog by doing the following: I open vSphere ...
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Wireshark - Capture syslog traffic form local workstation

I am using wireshark version 1.10.3 on windows 7 x64 enterprise. I am trying to capture all outbound UDP traffic, in particular syslog traffic. I have tried a capture filter UDP, but all I can see ...
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Syslog-ng how to get domain names instead of IP address

How can syslog-ng get the domain names instead of IP address that I received? I'm able to get those information but in IP address, I would like to get the DST/HOST to domain names instead of getting ...
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How does an administrator generalize alerting when an event doesn't happen?

Often my users require me to be just as responsible for knowing if an event hasn't happened. I've always had to build custom and brittle solutions with cron'ed shell scripts and lots of date edge ...
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Launchd script's output not being logged to system.log

Sample script: #!/bin/bash echo "Hello?" ... (other things) When run via launchd, it definitely runs (the other things are being done) but nothing shows up in /var/log/system.log. I'm running OS ...
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Send Apache Access Logs to syslog

We have IBM HTTP Servers (Based on Apache 2.0) and want to send the access logs to syslog. (in addition to error logs which does work) The config we are using is as follows: ErrorLog ...
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Properly Configured Rsyslog on CentOS

I'm trying to configure Rsyslog 5.8.10 on CentOS 6.4 to send Apache's error and access logs to a remote server. It's working, but I have a couple questions. UPDATE: A, B and C are the only ones ...
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Linux: how to send new lines in log files to remote syslog?

We have several applications which are generating their own plain-text log files, which I would like to forward to a remote syslog server for centralized logging. I do not have access to root on ...
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software to view logs on remote server [closed]

I have configured syslog server on my linux machine like this Linux Machine (syslog client) -- > Linux Machine (syslog server) I have configured it and its working properly. Now, the problem is I ...
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Getting logs from remote clients via rsyslog

I have freshly installed Debian 6. I am trying to get syslog server for a reason, I used to follow manual for this task. I configured /etc/rsyslog.conf on remote client server to send data via udp ...
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No more logging after upgrade to Debian Wheezy

Syslog, auth.log, kern.log and messages log files are not updated anymore after upgrading to Debian Wheezy (Debian Squeeze was previously running). How could I fix it?
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Load Balancing UDP traffic transparently

Are there any products (preferably open source) that can load balance UDP packets transparently? We need to scale our syslog servers and require the original source IP be kept intact. Alternatively ...
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Configuring JBoss AS 7.2 to log to syslog

In my standalone.xml, I have the syslog-handler configured like so: <syslog-handler name="SYSLOG" enabled="true"> <level name="INFO"/> <hostname value="i-XXXXXXX"/> ...
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Send logs to mulitple syslog servers

we have a cisco 6500 chasis and I would like to send to the logs to two separate syslog servers. At present, it is already sent to one syslog server. That goes to our security team. But we would like ...
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NTP synchronisation not visible in syslog

I am trying to set up a local NTP server for our LAN. I am able run ntpdate server_ip to manually update the time. However, ntp daemon does not seem to be logging anything into syslog, and so I can't ...
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Failing forwarding rsyslog

I have a centralised rsyslog server A that receives a bunch of logs through TCP from servers X, Y, Z. It then stores the files on disk but also forwards them to logstash server B (on a different ...
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cPanel and forwarding logs to the remote syslog server

I have fully working remote syslog server which receiving logs from servers and devices. I have try to setup cPanel/WHM syslog to forward logs to that remote server but so far I'm not seeing anything ...
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Disable syslog remote connections

I'm securing a server and closing all the ports that are not used, but i can't close the syslogd port, even worse I cannot find where the syslogd is called. This is what sockstat shows me: USER ...
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Strange syslog for my server

Today i go on my log with nano /var/log/syslog I have this, and i think it's not very good : Aug 27 06:25:02 ks3309528 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="4.6.4" x-pid="2235" ...
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syslogd filtering not working on FreeBSD

I am failing to get filtering by program or facility working in FreeBSD syslogd. I added local6.debug /var/log/test.log !testd *.debug /var/log/test.log to my ...
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Syslog to IPFIX

I was reading about logs (syslog) being exported in IPFIX format. And some products which do this as well. What I didn't find, was if there is any standard/known ways of doing this ?. Like if there ...
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How to send NAGIOS alerts to OSSIM server

I've installed an OSSIM server and I wanto to retrieve the alerts generated by a remote Nagios server in order to analyze them and perform correlation of security events. Before putting hands on it, ...
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To use syslog or not [closed]

Can someone make a decent case here: I want to use syslog so logging is integrated and so I can direct it based on severity etc not to mention log rotate, but at the same time I like the idea of ...
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Error setting capabilities, capability management disabled;

root@monitor:/opt/observium# service syslog-ng restart Stopping system logging: syslog-ng. Starting system logging: syslog-ngsyslog-ng: Error setting capabilities, capability management disabled; ...
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How can you filter mail.info from syslog?

How do I filter mail.info from /var/log/syslog (rsyslog.conf/Debian) while keeping messages greater than or equal to mail.warn? I've tried just about every different variation of appending and ...
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How do I setup rsyslog to send all logs to multiple remote servers?

I am trying to make rsyslog to send all logs to 2 remote servers, but it seems rsyslog only sends to the secondary server if the first one fails. *.* @@server1 *.* @@server2 If I put the above in ...
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syslog-ng 2.0.9 closing tcp connections from some clients instantly..?

I've a syslog-ng instance on 2.0.9, which is old, but... this is enterprise IT and upgrading the versions is... fun... running on Solaris 10. I have this strange problem where some clients stop being ...
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FreeBSD 7 syslog messages: “kernel: 15.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx too long” (or “too short”)?

I'm experiencing poor performance on an old FreeBSD system and the only anomaly I see so far are syslog messages of the form: Jul 1 12:10:50 myserverXXX kernel: 16.0ccdd219377c0d80 too long Jul 1 ...
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Logstash shipper & server on the samebox

I'm trying to setup a central logstash configuration. However I would like to be sending my logs through syslog-ng and not third party shippers. This means that my logstash server is accepting via ...
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What is this in my syslog and should I be concerned?

I'm seeing a lot of the following line in /var/log/syslog: Jun 21 14:36:15 my-server kernel: [416219.080061] iptables denied: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:the-mac-address:08:00 SRC=0.0.0.0 ...
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How to dynamically generate $LocalHostName value rsyslog

I have set up a central remote syslog server where I am sending all my logs. There will be many machines logging to the syslog server. On the client machine, in the rsyslog.conf I am trying to modify ...
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how to filer rsyslog messages by tags

I have several applications and scripts that I want to redirect the output to custom files. I launch those applications using command | logger -t TAG I would like to filter these messages based ...